The Pine Run Post
Pine Run's Newsletter
September 8, 2023
Sept. 13th - Spirit Day - Grade Level Color Day
Sept. 20th - Picture Day
Sept. 21st - Spirit Day - Crazy Hat Day
Sept. 21st - Back-to-School Family Picnic 5:30-7PM
- Sign up genius for volunteering at back to school picnic https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F44ADA72BA3F49-back
Sept. 27th - Go Green for Noah, Spirit Day and Pretzel Sale - more information coming home soon
Sept. 28th - Pine Run HSA Dine and Donate at Nico's 4-8PM Mention Pine Run when you check out
Sept. 28th - Homeroom Parent Meeting 7PM Library - more information to follow
9/12 5:30 PEN
9/12 Grades 2&6 6PM and Grade 4 at 6:45PM
9/13 5:30 Autistic Support
9/13 Grades 1&5 6PM and Grade 3 at 6:46PM
September 2021 School Holidays:
9/25 Yom Kippur School Closed (Offices Open)
9/29 Early Dismissal for Students, Dismissal for students in grades 1-6 begins at 11:55
The Best Part of Our Week is Seeing What These Owls Can Do!
New This Year: Pine Run Kindergarten Signing Day!
Welcome to the Nest, class of 2036. On August 30th our new Kindergarten students committed to excellence as they begin their educational journey here in CB. We are so excited to be setting them up on the path to success!
This Week's S.O.A.R Winners
Kindergarten - Sienna C. - Mrs. Godwin PM
First Grade - James S. - Mrs. Passio
Second Grade - Giada P. - Mrs. Palmieri
Third Grade - Milena R. - Mrs. Sica
Fourth Grade - Robert L. - Mrs. Treude
Fifth Grade- Zach H. - Mrs. Parzanese
Sixth Grade - Joey P. - Mrs. Fisher
Artist of the Week
Thank you, Melena from Miss. Sica's 3rd grade class, and Leo from Mrs Plack's 4th grade class for sharing your talent with us!
Back To School Reminders
PM Car Riders:
Please display your child's name at carline pick up. For those families that indicated their child will be a car rider, we have put a car line pick up sign in your child's Friday Folder, displaying this will help the line move more quickly. Please pull into our car line and follow our signage. Parents should remain in the car. This is for everyone's safety. We will have staff members outside to help.
ALL parents and children should use the crosswalk. If you park your car and walk to the sidewalk you should only cross at the crosswalk. Students are not permitted to run across the bus lane to meet you in the parking lot. We have many busses pulling in and it is difficult for drivers to see pedestrians crossing outside of the crosswalk area.
Annual Student Information Update
Please update your family information. To update your information today, log in to your parent portal account at www.cbsd.org/parentportal. Once logged in, select, “More” on the menu, and click Annual Student Information Update. Instructional videos have been prepared to assist families in accessing and completing the update. Watch here: English| Spanish.
Devices for 23-24 School Year
The 1 to 1 fee payment system is open in MyPaymentsPlus All Central Bucks’ students will either receive a device this year or continue to use the device that was issued last year.
- First Steps for Families: The first step prior to distribution is to enroll online and pay a usage fee. The usage fee covers the at-home and in-school use of a device, a charger, and insurance for accidental breaks. We have different pricing structures for elementary students as they will pay $15 a year and secondary families will pay $60 in 7th grade and $60 in 10th grade. Each payment for secondary will be good for three years. We have prorated payments for all secondary students who are new to Central Bucks.
- Read more about our plan and the next steps here: https://www.cbsd.org/1to1fee
- Students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will take their laptop to and from school each day. All laptops must be carried inside a laptop case.
- Please Note: If your child is in need of financial assistance, we will begin taking applications for Free and Reduced Meals after August 24th. A child’s financial status for a fee being waive is determined by their lunch status. We highly encourage all families that think they may qualify to apply! Please note we will retroactively apply a credit to your account in MyPaymentsPlus if your child qualifies for a fee waiver.
Meet Mrs. Brevic our Dean of Students
A Message from our Home and School Association
A Shift in Specials
Beginning this year, we will have a shift in our specials (PE, Art, Music, QUEST, Library) rotation. Rather than following a day-of-the-week schedule for example, Art every Tuesday, we will follow a numerical rotation, Art every day 1. Each weekday is numbered 1-5. School begins Tuesday, September 5th and this is the first day 1. Classes scheduled for art on days numbered 1 will go to art on the first day of school. A sample schedule is below, this may not reflect your child's schedule. When there is a day off, rather than miss a special, the class will have that special on the next school day. Teachers will communicate the specials weekly. We will announce the specials on the announcements each morning. I will put a snapshot of the week in the post for families. The reason for the shift is to reduce the number of days students miss a particular special. These missed days add up to missed instruction and engagement with their specialist teachers. Our first scheduled day off is September 25th. Using the sample below this class is scheduled to have QUEST on 9/25. With the new rotation, they will have QUEST on Tues. 9/26 rather than missing it for the week. Students look forward to going to special area classes, especially their favorite ones. While there will certainly be some time for adjusting to the new rotation, I am confident our staff and families will easily settle in. Teachers will communicate special schedules shortly, if they have not done so already.
Little Bites Recycling Project
This Spring Mrs. Martin and her fifth-grade class initiated a Little Bites Recycling Project. She has reported it was a big success. As a school, we collected over 11 pounds of Little Bite wrappers in just a short amount of time. The company will make a donation to our school. Continue to save your Little Bites wrappers and bring them to school.
Thanks for always helping to make a difference in our community.
A note from our Health Office: Required Health Exams for the 2023-2024 School Year
The State of Pennsylvania requires students in certain grades to have health exams.
- Students entering Kindergarten and all students new to the district-- Dental and Physical Exam
- Students entering Grades 3 and 7--Dental Exam
- Students entering Grade 6 and 11-- Physical Exam
The dental and physical forms can be found at http://www.cbsd.org/Page/904 . The exams must be completed after 9/1/2022. The completed health forms are due to the health office no later than October 15, 2023. You can upload your completed exam forms to your child’s parent portal. Please keep a copy of the health form for your records.
Before and After Care for 2023-2024 School Year
2023-2024 Before and After School Program Registration Is Open
Visit CBSD Childcare Program site for more information! Community School / Child Care Program (cbsd.org)
September Lunch Menu
Ensuring that students are well fed throughout the school day is extremely important in helping our students participate in school activities to the fullest extent. Lunch is $2.60 for a full meal. If you need assistance, Income eligibility guidelines are available through the Food and Nutrition Service of USDA. If approved, eligible students can eat a free- or reduced-cost meal in the cafeteria.
To view or add money to your student’s account please visit MySchoolBucks.
To apply for free or reduced-price school meals please fill out the School Lunch Application
Aramark Student Nutrition
District and Community Information
CHIP- Pa Health Insurance Program
Lessons, Clinics, and Teams
Our group swim lessons for children starting at age 3 1/2 are offered in the fall and spring. Details for fall 2023 are posted HERE. Lessons are full at this time but if you’d like to be added to the wait list, contact Ashley Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer private swim lessons (including adaptive lessons) on Sundays during the months of October through May for children starting at age 5. Information is posted HERE. If you’re interested, please email to find out if there is space available before registering: Ashley Bauer at email@example.com for standard lessons or Roberta Lichter at firstname.lastname@example.org for adaptive lessons.
Our swim and dive clinics are a great opportunity for athletes to develop their skills and get ready for team participation. Our next swim clinic is the pre-team swim clinic which will be held in September. Information is posted HERE. For returning team members, registration is open with a deadline of August 15th. Evaluations for potential new members are coming up soon. If interested, please visit the site to complete and email a pre-registration form. The next diving clinic will be in the spring, but new divers should consider the diving team described below.
Our next season for swim and dive teams will begin in the fall. We have two swim teams: CBST-SAL and CBST-USAS. We also have a diving team which is part of the SAL team. The SAL team can accommodate experienced competitive swimmers/divers and those new to the sport but is not a learn-to-swim program. The USAS team is for more experienced and committed swimmers. Information about all teams is posted HERE. For returning team members, registration is open with a deadline of August 15th. For potential new members, evaluations will be in September for the SAL team, including diving. If interested, please visit the site to complete and email a pre-registration form – ideally by early August. The USAS team evaluation window for this season has passed but if interested email Jennifer Steinberg at email@example.com to find out about the next opportunity to join the team.